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What Will You Do After You Submit All Your Round 1 Applications?

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NYU Stern School of Business Names New Head of Career Services

300px-NYU_SternThe New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business late last month appointed Roxanne Hori to serve as its associate dean of corporate relations, career services and leadership. Hori joins Stern from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where she led career management and corporate partnership for many years.

In her newly created role at Stern, Hori will be charged with building and managing corporate relationships to support career development for the school’s MBA students and alumni.

“As new industries emerge and grow, redefining the nature of the workplace and creating new means of value, it is essential that we identify and build strong relationships with the leading companies of the 21st century,” NYU Stern Dean Peter Henry said in a statement. “Roxanne Hori, with her proven record of leadership in both corporate and university roles, is well positioned to establish crucial links among our students, alumni and corporations.” Continue reading…

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Yale SOM MBA Admissions Interview Questions: R1 / Video Interview

I think I did fairly well in the Yale Interview. The questions were:

1. What do you think is the most important characteristic for a leader

2. What attributes do you look for when selecting a team

3. Do you think goods such as alcohol or tobacco should be taxed more? Why or why not?

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Trivia Tuesday: MIT Sloan’s First-Year Class

In this week’s installment of Trivia Tuesday, we turn our focus to the Clear Admit School Guide to MIT Sloan, examining how the school creates first-year teams and how these teams impact students’ experiences.

“Each first-year class of approximately 400 MBA students is divided into six smaller cohorts, or “oceans” (Atlantic, Baltic, Caribbean, Indian, Mediterranean and Pacific), which help to give shape to the core curriculum experience. Students in each ocean take all of their core courses together. As a result of this shared academic experience, students within each ocean tend to spend time together outside of the classroom as well, often forming close-knit social groups. Continue reading…

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Interview Updates from Harvard Business School Admissions Director

300px-Aerial_of_the_Harvard_Business_School_campusAs anyone applying to Harvard Business School (HBS) knows only too well, Round 1 applications were due last Tuesday. As the HBS Admissions Committee has settled into reading applicants’ files, an antsy set of applicants has settled into wait.

HBS Dean of Admissions Dee Leopold devoted a post on her Admissions Director blog on Friday to letting the expectant candidates know how the next stage of the process will unfold.  

Leopold’s team will send out invitations to candidates advancing to the interview stage in two batches next month, one on October 8th and a second on October 15th. The invitations, sent via email, will include detailed instructions on how to sign up for interviews, and HBS’s online interview scheduler will go live the day after invitations go out.

Candidates who will not be invited to interview will be notified of their “release” on October 15th as well, Leopold wrote.

About 100 to 150 Round 1 applicants may be placed under “Further Consideration,” Leopold noted. These candidates will be reviewed as part of Round 2, and they will be either invited to interview or released according to the Round 2 notification timetable.

Candidates invited to interview can choose to do so either on campus or in the following locations: New York City, Palo Alto, London, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo, Dubai, Mumbai, Sao Paulo and Santiago. Leopold notes, though, that not all dates will be available in all locations. Skype interviews will be an option for those who cannot travel.

“We love having interviewees visit campus and will have a full day of get-to-know HBS activities, but the location of your interview plays no part in the selection process,” Leopold reminded applicants.

Good luck to everyone as you await your fate. For those who are invited to interview, don’t forget Clear Admit’s assorted resources, including the Clear Admit HBS Interview Guide and our HBS Interview Report page, where applicants can share their interview experiences and learn from those of others. 

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Admissions Director Q&A: Dawna Clarke of Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business

dawna_clarkeDawna Clarke is a veteran in the MBA admissions world, where she has worked for almost 30 years. She was appointed director of MBA admissions for the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth by Dean Paul Danos in September 2005, and since then she has served as the primary point of contact for MBA applicants and worked to actively promote the Tuck MBA program to prospective students.

Clarke came to Tuck from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, where she spent 15 years, the last five as director of admissions. And before Darden, she was associate director of admissions at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business. So she knows a thing or two about what it takes to get into a top-tier MBA program. Continue reading…

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Admissions Tip: Word Limits

Word LimitWith applicants for the round one deadlines putting the finishing touches on their applications, the question of how strictly applicants need to adhere to word limits is perhaps more popular than ever.  MBA candidates naturally have a good deal of information they want – and need – to convey in their materials, and getting the important ideas down under restrictive word counts is a difficult task.  While it might be tempting to run a bit beyond the guidelines to slip in that one extra thought, it’s important to keep the reasons for word limits in mind. Continue reading…

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Fridays From the Frontline: Tackling the Info Session

Fridays From the Frontline is Clear Admit’s weekly summation of posts from the business school blogosphere. This week, current applicants attend MBA-related events, while current students discuss the insights they’ve gained during business school.

In the applicant corner, Texaswannabecali broke down the myriad discussions that took place at a McCombs info session. She also went to another MBA event which she describes as “handshake, smile and nod on repeat.” On the other hand, Efessays, or Old Faithful as he is known in the business, offers a virtual lesson on the essay section of the GMAT. Continue reading…

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Yale School of Management Draws Together Top Business Leaders for Global Strategy Input

yalesomLed by Dean Edward Snyder, the Yale School of Management (SOM) is focused on developing and implementing a strategy that will help the school become the most distinctively global U.S. business school—one that educates its graduates to become truly effective global leaders. Earlier this week, Snyder hosted the first of a series of discussions scheduled this fall to assess the school’s progress toward this goal.

Top business leaders came to the Yale SOM campus on September 8th and 9th to examine the steps the school has taken so far and what remains to be done. Participants in this first discussion included PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi (SOM ’80); Laszlo Bock (SOM ’99), senior vice president of people operations at Google, Inc.; William Donaldson (YC ’53), former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission; and International Monetary Fund Executive Director Rakesh Mohan (YC ’71), among several others. Continue reading…

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Admissions Director Q&A: Rupesh Bisht of the Indian School of Business

rupesh_bishtdMoving right along in our Q&A Series, we turn this week to India, specifically the Indian School of Business (ISB). With campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali, ISB features an accelerated one-year Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Management, as well as a PGP for Senior Executives, a Fellow Program, a Management Program for Family Business and several additional executive education offerings.

Against time zone odds, we were lucky enough to connect with Rupesh Bisht, ISB’s associate director for admissions and financial aid. An alumnus from the ISB class of 2009, “I am an experiencer of the product itself, which gives me some advantage in terms of knowing the product inside out,” he tells us. In addition to his admissions responsibilities, Bisht also oversees international marketing for ISB, as well as the school’s Young Leaders Program (YLP). Continue reading…

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